Repent, Relent, Reveal, Appeal, Conceal, Convert, Divert, Depart, Impart, Examine, Humility, and Confession: What do these words have in common… and how do they possibly apply to me personally, professionally, and spiritually?
All of these words… and corresponding meanings, either apply… can apply… or should apply… to EVERY phase of our life. In their application… we are either examining our conscience, admitting or confessing our infractions, or conversely… concealing it all. Or, so we think.
Paul, the Apostle…tells us in…Hebrews 4:13 – Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Just because… we cannot see God… does not mean, that… He cannot see us. God sees, hears… and knows all. And, someday…when we least expect it… we, too, will have to give an account… for all that we do, did… or failed to do.
Hopefully, then… we are converting, diverting, and departing from all such infractions(s), and then repenting, and promising to do our best to not repeat these sins again. It is a process by which …we deal with our weaknesses, passed on to us by Adam and Eve, through Original Sin… so that we might be more closely aligned to those we have offended, and with Our Lord God.
We all know what we have to do; it is just the painful process of dealing with it. Christians go before God with a humble heart to confess their sins before Him. Humility is a vital part of this process, and the restoration of Christians to righteous. 1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
Let me be clear… satan may, to some degree… has been able to separate Church and State… but he cannot separate God from Man. All that we do, as humankind… be it… at WORK, or at PLAY, FAMILY, or CHURCH… we are… ALL… subject to God. To think otherwise is foolish… in every sense of the word.
…Blessings…as we seek, each of us… to draw closer to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit… cjlb… 11/5/2017